London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, [1827-1837].
Hand-colored fold-out map, 23 hand-colored full-page maps, index: 32pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The standard 19th-century school textbook in its original binding. Contemporary half red morocco over brown marbled boards. Paper label onlay on the front with the title. Bookplate of "Foster," stamp: "Officer Commanding Troops" on inside front board. Some foxing throughout. Loose front board, otherwise very good British Book Trade Index, DNB. Item #318797
Samuel Butler (1774-1839), the father of the more famous Samuel Butler, re-founded Shrewsbury School and was its headmaster. He was also bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
This is his school textbook on modern and ancient geography, first published in 1813.
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